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Make a Poolish Mixture For Perfectly Easy Sourdough Bread

If you struggle with getting your sourdough bread to rise, my not-so-secret weapon will help you make the perfect loaf every time.

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Pizza With Tasty Sourdough Makes an Easy Artisan Crust

This pizza dough recipe is delicious and just in time for National Pizza Day.

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These Tempting Pralines Are Better Than Any Restaurant Serves

Once you’ve had these, you’ll never buy them again. My mother had several recipes that she only made at the holidays. She made divinity, a date log, gingerbread houses and pralines. We rarely ate out, but when we did, it was often Mexican food. At the checkout counter, these restaurants always sold pralines that disappointed […]

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Delicious Mini-Apple Pie in a Sourdough Crust

Apples, not spices or sugar, are the star in this pie! My grandma lived with my family as I grew up. She taught me to bake apple pies and other lovely desserts. I still cherish those times working in the garden and kitchen with her, taking walks through the woods and wandering down long country […]

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Easy Sourdough Chocolate-Chip Cookies and Happy Kids

A recipe for making joy filled memories. When I was a kid, my mother handed me her giant cookbook ‘bible’ opened to a page where she had written down a “Thumbprint Cookie” recipe. I made this recipe many times because I enjoyed my success in measuring, mixing, and baking these cookies. As a teen, I […]

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Unique Coconut-Oatmeal Cookies Using Sourdough Discard

So much better than store-bought. I hated store-bought oatmeal cookies when I was young. They were so dry I feared breaking a tooth. They were also flavorless or overpowered by sweetness and spice. Fortunately for me, my mom had the best recipe ever, shared with her by a long-time family friend. It makes cookies that […]

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Cinnamon Rolls Using Sourdough Discard — or Not!

Make these delicious sourdough discard cinnamon rolls, or use my non-sourdough alternative I am fascinated by sourdough and using sourdough discard in recipes. I’ve developed a whole list of dishes that use it just so the discard isn’t wasted. I first developed a recipe for biscuits. It was such a success that I was inspired […]

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Honey Oatmeal Bread Made with Love

My grandma’s oatmeal bread recipe is a family favorite. When I was a little girl, I remember waking up to the smell of fresh bread that my mother had baked that morning. She would cut me a thick slice, still warm, and generously smear butter on it. This loaf of bread would not stay around […]

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Quick and Easy Chicken Alfredo

This dish is on the table in under 30 minutes. I love when I am able to make a dish from start to table in 30 minutes or less. I especially love it when I am able to use fresh ingredients because I feel like I am serving my family better food. But fresh ingredients doesn’t […]

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Easy-to-Make Chicken Pot Pie

You may never eat frozen ones again! My family loves pie, in all forms, savory and sweet. My favorite is cherry. My husband’s is chocolate cream topped with whipped cream, not meringue (or as he would say — calf slobbers). My sons are chocolate silk. My mother’s was lemon meringue. My father-in-law’s was coconut cream. […]